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Suit in Virginia over daughter’s kidnapping was duplicative (access required)

A plaintiff who filed a lawsuit in Vermont federal court alleging a conspiracy by her former partner to kidnap their daughter, and then filed an essentially identical action in Virginia as a “protective action,” engaged in improper “claim splitting,” resulting ...

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Page County must produce documents sought by ex-employee (access required)

A former county employee asserting claims for employment discrimination and retaliation is entitled to various categories of documents from the defendant, including material in the personnel files of other employees. Background Lynda Minke sued her former employer, Page County, alleging ...

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Appeal dismissed over attorney non-appearance (access required)

A claimant who was denied Medicaid coverage had her appeal dismissed because the attorney who appealed the decision was representing the claimant’s authorized representative, and not the claimant. Background Frances Lynch is a resident at Oakwood Health and Rehabilitation Center, ...

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Choice of forum clause did not survive contract termination (access required)

A plaintiff was not bound by the choice of forum clause in an agreement with the defendant because that clause was not included in the list of clauses that survived termination of the agreement, and plaintiff’s partnership with another corporation ...

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